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Daily Mail - Great Britain

Potential Plus UK charity urges schools to do more to tackle bullying of clever students

Clever children are being held back at school and leading miserable lives due to ribbing from classmates for being ‘swots’ and ‘geeks’, a charity warned today.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:35 am

Heart defect baby died after hospital cancelled operation five times

Harley Pascoe lived for only 12 days because after doctors said he was not ill enough for essential surgery at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, it was revealed. 

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:20 am

Grand Opera House, Belfast, accuses some audience members of faking disabilities to get discounts

Visitors to Grand Opera House in Belfast ‘are faking disability in order to get free tickets’ to watch shows, bosses claimed yesterday.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:16 am

Taxi firm in Rochdale offers white drivers on demand after two of Pakistani origin were jailed for sex-grooming of girls in town

Rochdale minicab firm Car 2000 is offering the choice after two taxi drivers of Pakistani origin were jailed for their part in the sex trafficking and rape of young white girls in the town.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:15 am

Kate dazzles in baby blue gown at black tie event at the Natural History Museum as she makes second public appearance of the day after battle with severe morning sickness 

After weeks hiding away at home as she battled acute ante-natal sickness, the Duchess of Cambridge yesterday dazzled in a floor-length powder blue evening gown.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:15 am

The ‘champagne cork’ mini incubator that could halve cost of IVF

A new way of incubating embryos inside a champagne cork-like device instead of expensive incubators could halve the cost of IVF, doctors claim.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:14 am

Jewish fury after Ukip’s Nigel Farage forms a pact with Holocaust deniers to secure funding from the EU

The Board of Deputies of British Jews said it was ‘gravely concerned’ by Ukip’s deal to accept a member of the Polish Congress of the new Right (KNP) into its grouping in the European Parliament.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 8:12 am

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

VIDEO: ‘Negligence’ behind Total boss death

Russian investigators have said “criminal negligence” caused the crash at a Moscow airport that resulted in the death of Total’s chief executive.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 10:37 pm

VIDEO: Near miss at Donetsk stadium

A young girl has had a lucky escape after part of the glass facade of a stadium in Donetsk crashed to the ground, narrowly missing her.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 7:19 pm

VIDEO: Swedish search for ‘foreign sub’ in bay

Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital, Stockholm.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 6:56 pm

Farage defends Polish MEP alliance

UKIP leader Nigel Farage defends allowing a Polish politician criticised for a comment on hitting women into its grouping in the European Parliament.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 5:49 pm

‘Negligence’ behind Total boss death

Russian investigators say “criminal negligence” caused the crash that killed the boss of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 5:45 pm

VIDEO: Polish MEP on joining UKIP group

The BBC’s Damian Grammaticas speaks to Robert Iwaszkiewicz about joining the UKIP grouping in the European Parliament

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 5:18 pm

Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many states, a leading human rights group says.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 5:01 pm

NPR - United States

3 American Teens Suspected Of Trying To Join The Islamic State

Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Now their computers and social circles are being investigated for possible contacts with Islamist militants in Syria.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 7:12 am

My Son Is Doctors Without Borders’ 1,000th Ebola Survivor

Liberian health worker Alexander Kollie lost his wife, daughters and brother to Ebola. Then his son tested positive for the disease. He survived, and now father and son are building a new life.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 8:52 pm

North Korea Allows Detained American To Leave

An American held by North Korea since June was freed on Tuesday. The U.S. State Department confirmed that Jeffrey Fowle was released following negotiations.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 8:51 pm

For Healthy Liberians, Life Continues — With Some Adjustments

The million-plus healthy residents of Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, are doing their best to maintain their lives in a city where Ebola has killed more than 1,300.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 8:51 pm

Model Remembers Oscar De La Renta As An ‘Extraordinary Gentleman’

Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta died at the age of 82 on Monday. Audie Cornish talks to one of the women who modeled his clothing, Bethann Hardison.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 8:51 pm

Pistorius Sentenced To Five Years In Prison For Culpable Homicide

Audie Cornish speaks with reporter Nastaysya Tay from Pretoria, South Africa, about the sentencing of runner Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. He was sentenced to five years in prison.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 8:27 pm

With New President, Economic Optimisim Returns To Afghanistan

For most of 2014, Afghanistan was suffering from economic paralysis as its presidential election teetered on the brink of collapse. The inauguration of President Ashraf Ghani eased tensions and buoyed optimism that business will turn around.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 8:27 pm

The Jerusalem Post - Israel

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Voice of America - US Government

India Sets in Place Ebola Tracking System

India says it has set in place a tracking and surveillance system, similar to Nigeria’s, to detect any cases of Ebola in the country as it steps up efforts to keep the virus out of the country. Nigeria has been declared “Ebola-free” by the World Health organization.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Tuesday thermal scanners, which were central to helping Nigeria detect cases, are being used at immigration counters at 15 international airports to monitor those who have traveled through…

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:47 am

US Marine Handed Over to Philippine Military in Murder Investigation

A U.S. Marine suspected of killing of a transgender woman earlier this month has been transferred to Philippine military headquarters in Manila amid public pressure to move him off a U.S. warship.

Until the transfer Wednesday, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton was detained aboard a U.S. vessel following allegations that he murdered 26-year-old Jennifer Laude after meeting her in a bar.

The Marine will be guarded by local and U.S. forces in the capital as the investigation…

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:42 am

Seoul Fells Controversial Christmas ‘Tree’ that Twinkled on Border

A Christmas tree-shaped tower on South Korea’s northern border that angered Pyongyang’s atheist regime with its seasonal lights has gone permanently dark.

South Korea said Wednesday that it had dismantled the 43-year-old structure because it was no longer safe.

With its white cross perched atop the 20-meter steel pyramid, the tree was visible across the heavily-fortified border when it was turned on every year during the holiday season.

North Korea repeatedly called for the…

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:01 am

Sudan’s President Bashir to Run for Re-Election in 2015

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is under indictment by the International Criminal Court, has been nominated for re-election by his ruling National Congress Party.  

The 70-year-old Bashir has been in power for 25 years.

Two Sudanese opposition parties last week said they were combining their efforts to change the political system from totalitarianism to real democracy and to one that respects the rights of all Sudanese. 

Information Minister Ahmed Bilal…

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:57 am

Shelling Sends Donetsk Residents into Stalin-era Shelter

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sent some residents fleeing to bomb shelters from previous wars. Despite a cease-fire reached in September, clashes between the government and pro-Russian separatists continue as the two sides fight for control of Donetsk airport. Some civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. 

Kievskiy district in Donetsk is caught in the battle for Donetsk airport. Many shops and residences have been destroyed by shelling in recent days. A group of people who…

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:18 am

US Candidates Tap into Fears to Mobilize Voters

Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections. A Gallup poll says the Ebola virus and the threat posed by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria are among the top 10 issues Americans consider the most important facing the country. VOA’s Cindy Saine reports from Capitol Hill on the “fear factor” in the 2014 elections.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:16 am

Shelling Sends Donetsk Residents into Stalin-era Shelter

Fighting in eastern Ukraine has sent some residents fleeing to bomb shelters from previous wars. Despite a cease-fire reached in September, clashes between the government and pro-Russian separatists continue as the two sides fight for control of Donetsk airport. Some civilians are getting caught in the crossfire. Zlatica Hoke reports on how people are coping with the fear of shelling and the lack of basic necessities ahead of winter.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:16 am


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